There are continuing concerns that Montenegro’s Judicial Council, which chooses the country’s judges, could be politically influenced by the authorities, a rights group has warned.>>>
Officials from around the former Yugoslavia met in Bosnia and appealed for reconciliation in the region to prevent the possibility of future conflicts.>>>
Vukovar’s mayor Zeljko Sabo called for tolerance after being re-elected but campaigners vowed to keep fighting a plan to introduce Serbian as a second official language in the Croatian town.>>>
Macedonia’s Lustration Commission has targeted the former police minister Ljubmir Frckoski for allegedly ordering surveillance for ideological and political reasons.>>>
Serbian lustration legislation aimed at exposing past human rights violations has never been implemented and is due to expire soon, despite efforts by some lawmakers to extend it.>>>
The authorities in Skopje are ignoring and even concealing the rise in crimes inspired by ethnic and religious hatred, the Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights said.>>>
MPs and victims’ groups in Serb-led Republika Srpska are calling on its parliament to provide money to help overturn Bosnian Serb commander Novak Djukic’s conviction for shelling Tuzla in 1995.>>>
Campaigners for the RECOM reconciliation initiative said they had done all they could to promote a cross-regional truth committee and it was time for political leaders to act.>>>
A witness in the politically-charged trial of ethnic Albanians accused of killing five ethnic Macedonians near Skopje said that one defendant was nowhere near the crime scene.>>>
The Montenegrin government has published a draft action plan to increase judicial independence and answer EU concerns about politicisation of the country’s legal system.>>>
The extradition from Kosovo of two ethnic Albanians wanted in Macedonia for the killing of five people near Skopje may take a year, the lawyer for the suspects said.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s High Representative Valentin Inzko has expressed concern about repeated statements from Bosnian Serb politicians advocating the dissolution of the state.>>>
Work on constitutional changes intended to increase judicial independence and bring EU accession closer is being hampered by post-election disputes, a top lawmaker said.>>>
An unknown perpetrator threw a Molotov cocktail at the Serbian consulate in the coastal city of Rijeka, but failed to inflict any damage.>>>
A new human rights report on Macedonia has brought hope for relatives of people who’ve been missing since the armed conflict between government forces and rebels in 2001.
Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.